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This old thing?

2013 March 8
by elizabeth_admin

Not only did I find a babysitter for tomorrow night, but I finished my dress today!  I should buy a lottery ticket since I’m on a roll now.

There’s really nothing new with this version of B5454.  I used my altered pattern which included an FBA and the gathers on the shoulder seam.  All the changes I made to the pattern are discussed ad nauseam in this post, this one, and finally this one.  It would have been a very quick sew if my coverstitch machine had been more cooperative.  I had some major problems with it which required rethreading and unpicking about three times.  Very frustrating.  Not sure what the problem was, but I had to jury-rig it to get it work on the wrap binding, hand-stitching the very beginning of the binding.

This print was very problematic to photograph.  My camera didn’t know how to focus on it.  Very strange.  Here are some of the best photos I could muster.

slightly blurry, but whole dress view

slightly blurry, but whole dress view



side view with goofy expression



best photo of the print, but alas, not of the whole dress


I don’t know why, but this dress is not very photogenic.  I think it is much more flattering in real life.  Take my word for it.  I even received an unsolicitation already.  The little boy who lives with me said I looked so beautiful in my new dress.  He’s getting an extra scoop of ice cream for sure tonight.  😉

We are super busy this weekend, so no sewing for me.  I hope some of you get time with your machines this weekend.  Happy sewing.


22 Responses leave one →
  1. March 8, 2013

    Stunning dress on you!

  2. March 8, 2013

    Hurray on finding the babysitter and hurray on the dress. It looks wonderful!

  3. March 8, 2013

    A very flattering dress. The print looks great and the style is just perfect for you. Really nice!

  4. Rosie permalink
    March 8, 2013

    So happy that you found a babysitter. I agree that you look great. Hope you have a great evening!

  5. March 8, 2013

    You look amazing in this dress and I hope you have a wonderful time tomorrow!

  6. March 9, 2013

    It looks fabulous on you.

  7. March 9, 2013

    It looks great! Glad you got a babysitter and I love when the little men that live with us give honest adorable comments!

  8. March 9, 2013

    Nice! Looks fantastic. I find my camera doesn’t like to photograph some prints as well as others either, but I think it looks lovely in the photos, so it must be downright stunning in real life. Hope you have fun wearing it to your event!

  9. Wendy permalink
    March 9, 2013

    Gorgeous dress and I love the print. This is one of my used patterns too, such a quick make and easy to wear. You look great.

  10. March 9, 2013

    You’re looking great in that dress! The print is fabulous.

  11. March 9, 2013

    You look fab in this dress! So pretty.

  12. March 9, 2013

    That print is lovely and you look great in the dress. Hope you enjoy your evening out!

  13. March 9, 2013

    You look terrific!

  14. March 9, 2013

    Beautiful dress and I love the photograph setting 🙂

  15. March 9, 2013

    Fantastic dress with a great background setting! Have a great weekend!

  16. March 9, 2013

    Your dress looks great! I love that DVF wrap style, and it suits you beautifully 🙂

  17. March 10, 2013

    It looks great. Prints can be weird in photos, but even so, this looks very smart, so it must be fabulous in real life.
    When you work out why coverstitch machines do that, let us know! Mine throws tantrums on a regular basis, despite a level of pampering unknown most of humankind. Usually it throws a tantrum when I am on a deadline 😉

  18. March 10, 2013

    Lovely dress.

  19. March 10, 2013

    Gosh. I think the pattern is perfect for this print. It is very attractive. Wonderful match of pattern and fabric.

  20. March 11, 2013

    Very stylish!

  21. March 11, 2013

    Loving this fabric!

  22. March 12, 2013

    Crazy about your camera! It’s a gorgeous dress though and I adore the print!

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